Towerish Shelf Thing


Happy Monday everyone!!!  I hope you all had a great Easter weekend! The unnamed child had Friday off from school, so we watched the second to the last Harry Potter movie that night (Book 7, Part 1). Now, I know that I was the last person on the planet to read the Harry Potter series, so I am just now getting caught up on the movies. Just like any series, the books are better than the movies, but these are still good. Saturday we got up early to get the house cleaned for guests on Sunday. … [Read more...]

Aqua Striped Dresser and How the Easter Bunny Was Dead


Happy Thursday Everyone! With Easter right around the corner, my hubby, the unnamed child, and I were doing a little reminiscing.  My daughter was one of the last kids in her class that still believed in Santa. We loved that she still had faith in the big guy, and it made Christmas that much more magical to her. So when she found out the truth ... well, she went c.r.a.z.y, and told us that we were liars and how dare we trick her and she hated us for weeks. The same year that she found out … [Read more...]

Parisian Painted Side Table


Happy Hump Day everyone! It's a pretty gloomy, rainy day here, but I planned on staying inside to paint anyway. I'm going to put a roast on the stove and stay in my comfy painting sweats -- and may even take a few snuggle breaks with the pups now and then. I've been starting to bring my laptop into my studio while I work, and I have been watching some movies on Netflix. I don't spend a lot of time picking them out, so I have just been randomly clicking on movies and hoping for the … [Read more...]

Stenciled Side Table


You know where I had my break up with old man winter the other day? Well he's like that old boyfriend you had in high school that you broke up with, but he wouldn't take no for an answer.  It is freezing here with torrential winds and tons of rain for the last two days. Topher was out of town for the first half of the week, so there was a bit more on my plate than usual, and with my new booth space opening next week my to do list is a mile long. One thing I can cross off my list was this … [Read more...]

A Break Up Letter (and a vintage secretary makeover)

Secretary SideView

Dear cold weather- I am sorry to say ... I am ready to break up with you.  I can not deal with your wicked ways any longer. I am a summer girl. Shorts. Yard sales. Being able to walk the pups. No school. And the shaved ice place up the street. That's the type of weather I'm looking for.  No.  That's the type of weather I need. I do not like having to wear a coat just to go to the mailbox, or having to listen to the unnamed child gripe about having to scrape the frost from her windows in the … [Read more...]

Vintage Mirror Makeover


Happy Monday!!  I hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was pretty busy. Topher and I were godparents at my niece's baptism, and she was so good! No fussing, and she didn't even spit up on her baptismal gown. I was a painting maniac! My dogs are so multi-colored it's ridiculous -- I'm not sure why they can't walk into my studio without rubbing up against the piece of furniture I'm painting. I did get quite a few projects finished, but I still have some big ones in the works. I'm … [Read more...]

The Harlequin Table and How My Dog Nearly Killed Me

Harlequin Table

Topher, the unnamed child, and I were all out to dinner the other night discussing the pups. A story came up, that I think I tried to block-out, about how Gracie bolted out the front door and played a "fun game" of chase with a crazy woman (me), a minister, two construction workers, and a school bus full of gawking children (and one mortified one). Back when I worked outside the home, mornings were fairly chaotic for us. One morning, as I was halfway ready (as in I had on my nice blouse, … [Read more...]

Ivory Buffet Makeover


I'm so excited! There has been warmth in Kansas for the last two days! The pups have been out burning off some energy, and Charlie has planted himself in a sunny spot in the backyard and is refusing to come back in. I have been back into the furniture projects full force lately with my turquoise dining set, the piece you will be seeing tomorrow at DebbieDoo's, and the piece down below. My finger nails are gone, my skin is raw and my shoulders are killing me but I am happy with the end … [Read more...]

Turquoise Dining Table


I'm pretty excited about this post! It's been a long time coming. Shortly after moving into our house eight years ago, we purchased a nice glass table and chair set. I regretted that purchase almost immediately!  Glass table + busy family = constant, smudgy mess.  This table has been wiped down at least 1,000,000 times. It's almost uncanny how quickly this thing gets dirty.  I'll wipe it down so it's spotless, walk into the next room, come back and see that some poltergeist ran smeary … [Read more...]

Shine Big, Shine Small – Modern Masters Table Makeover


Hello my friends! Is it as cold where you are as it is here?  I know a lot of my blogging buddies out East are snowed-in today. As you all know, I am not a fan of the cold, but it does force me to stay inside and get some painting done. One type of paint I haven't worked with too often are metallics, so when the lovely people over at Modern Masters sent me some metallic paint to try out, I was super excited. I found this little table at a yard sale last summer for $5. I didn't have a plan … [Read more...]